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Tropical storm kills 3 in Oman, Yemen

33 injured by widespread flooding; Homes washed away ADEN: At least three people have been killed and 33 injured by flash flooding in Yemen and neighboring Oman caused by Tropical…

Pompeo meets Saudi King on Khashoggi case

RIYADH/ISTANBUL: Saudi Arabia’s crown prince agreed yesterday there must be a thorough investigation into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the United States said, after media reports that Riyadh will…

Iran missiles can travel 700 km; 11 troops seized on Pakistani border

  LONDON/TEHRAN: Iran has extended the range of its land-to-sea ballistic missiles to 700 km, a senior Iranian military official said yesterday, amid rising tensions with the United States over…

UAE charges Briton with spying

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates has charged a British PhD student with spying in the Gulf country, as his wife yesteray called on Britain to defend his innocence. Matthew Hedges…

Saudi jet crashes, killing crew

RIYADH: A Saudi military trainer aircraft crashed while on a training mission in the northwest of the kingdom, killing the crew, the defense ministry said yesterday. An investigation was opened into…

Syrians search for IS captives a year after caliphate crumbles

RAQA: When the Islamic State group lost its Syrian bastion Raqa last year, Amani hoped to finally uncover what happened to her husband who had vanished in the jihadists’ prisons.…

Kuwait rejects campaign against Saudi Arabia in Khashoggi case

Turkey searches consulate – Trump blames ‘rogue killers’ – Calls to boycott Uber, Virgin KUWAIT/ISTANBUL/WASHINGTON: Kuwait stands in opposition against all accusations and unlawful campaigns targeting Saudi Arabia in relation…

Iran’s new breed of charities on poverty frontline

TEHRAN: At an outreach center in southern Tehran, teenagers are learning to be journalists, while upstairs their mothers are fine-tuning their sewing skills and rushing to fill an order for…

Riyadh defends itself in Khashoggi case

DUBAI: Saudi King Salman has begun weighing in to try to defuse the growing crisis over missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as the kingdom goes on the offensive triggering a fierce…

Jihadists fail to quit Syria buffer zone, throwing deal into doubt

HTS, extreme jihadists hold over two-thirds of buffer zone BEIRUT: Jihadists in Syria’s Idlib failed to meet yesterday deadline to leave a planned buffer zone ringing the country’s last rebel…

Saudi Arabia vows retaliation if punished

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia warned yesterday it would retaliate against any sanctions imposed on the oil-rich kingdom over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as the Riyadh stock market plunged on…

Migrant truck crash kills 22 in Turkey

Vehicle plunges off the highway into a waterway ISTANBUL: Twenty-two people, including children, died yesterday when a vehicle carrying migrants reportedly heading for EU member Greece plunged off the highway…

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